D3DXSHEvalSphericalLight function
Evaluates a spherical light and returns spectral spherical harmonic (SH) data.
Syntax
HRESULT D3DXSHEvalSphericalLight(
_In_ UINT Order,
_In_ const D3DXVECTOR3 *pPos,
_In_ FLOAT Radius,
_In_ FLOAT RIntensity,
_In_ FLOAT GIntensity,
_In_ FLOAT BIntensity,
_Out_ FLOAT *pROut,
_Out_ FLOAT *pGOut,
_Out_ FLOAT *pBOut
);
Parameters

Order [in]

Type: UINT
Order of the SH evaluation. Must be in the range of D3DXSH_MINORDER to D3DXSH_MAXORDER, inclusive. The evaluation generates Order² coefficients. The degree of the evaluation is Order  1.

pPos [in]

Type: const D3DXVECTOR3*
Pointer to the light position.

Radius [in]

Type: FLOAT
Radius of spherical light source.

RIntensity [in]

Type: FLOAT
The red intensity of the light.

GIntensity [in]

Type: FLOAT
The green intensity of the light.

BIntensity [in]

Type: FLOAT
The blue intensity of the light.

pROut [out]

Type: FLOAT*
Pointer to the output SH vector for the red component.

pGOut [out]

Type: FLOAT*
Pointer to the output SH vector for the green component.

pBOut [out]

Type: FLOAT*
Pointer to the output SH vector for the blue component.
Return value
Type: HRESULT
If the function succeeds, the return value is D3D_OK. If the function fails, the return value can be: D3DERR_INVALIDCALL.
Remarks
Evaluates a spherical light and returns spectral SH data. There is no normalization of the intensity of the light like there is for directional lights, so care has to be taken when specifying the intensities. This will compute three spectral samples; pROut will be returned, while pGOut and pBOut may be returned.
On the sphere with unit radius, as shown in the following illustration, direction can be specified simply with theta, the angle about the zaxis in the righthanded direction, and phi, the angle from z.
The following equations show the relationship between Cartesian (x, y, z) and spherical (theta, phi) coordinates on the unit sphere. The angle theta varies over the range of 0 to 2 pi, while phi varies from 0 to pi.
Requirements
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